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Jackal - A Safe Look In Mirrors (7,5/10) - Denmark - 1994

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Rising Sun
Playing time: 46:42
Band homepage: -


  1. A Safe Look In Mirrors
  2. Nothing To Lose
  3. Just A Little Closer
  4. What's It Gonna Be
  5. Dream On
  6. Taken Away
  7. When The Light Is Comin' Down
  8. The Lonely
  9. Journey
  10. Up The Aisle
Jackal - A Safe Look In Mirrors
Compared with their second album "Vague Visions", released one year before, Danish JACKAL didn't show them heavily changed with "A Safe Look In Mirrors". Still Power Metal, but still not the kind you hear so often nowadays, but more basic, no bombast, no nursery rhyme-melodies, again MAIDEN-influenced. But still, they used more double-bass-drumming on this album, getting more power into their compositions.

Trademark of the band still has been singer Brian Rich, whose a bit different, but still (fifth "still" here, ehm) good voice positively differing from the majority of his colleagues, lending the songs his personal stamp. Feature-songs this time around are "A Safe Look In Mirrors", "Dream On", "Journey" and "Up The Aisle"...

Not as accessible as the predecessor, but with the better highlights, therefore the same rating as for "Vague Visions", but just as recommendable!

Alexander Melzer

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